**This review is based on an ARC from Netgalley, release date 8/3/15.
This book description grabbed my attention immediately because it is supposed to be like The Devil Wears Prada in a makeup company. Seems like just my style!
Alison has tried and tried to be a success in the acting world, but decides it’s finally time to give it a rest and tries to find a new job. She knows a little about Sally Steele Cosmetics, a well-known brand on QVC, and walks right into the studio and makes herself known. Sally Steele decides she likes Alison’s charm and bravery and hires her to be her assistant. Though it takes a bit, Alison starts to see the ugly side of Sally, the side the other girls have warned about and she becomes miserable. In the meantime, she is working the dating scene and finally finds Bret and is falling in love….until he makes a business deal that she just can’t handle. Though she is having a rough time at the makeup company, she starts to learn to assert herself and be more open about how she feels as she tries to advance in the company. This is all taking place while she is also looking for other jobs, preferably some kind of hosting gig. Will Alison learn to deal with Sally or finally have her fill of the woman’s horrible attitude and manners?
I liked this book because Alison grew so much as a character, it made it seem so realistic. She was a very well-developed character and easy to relate to. I can’t imagine dealing with a boss like Sally and still keeping my cool or my sanity. It was nice that there was no insta-love in this book either, I hate when a relationship is “too easy” because it is just not real. I will recommend this book to friends.
My rating: 4/5